Redwood City, May 14, 2013 – To provide support for Ivalua’s strategic expansion worldwide, Gérard Dahan has accepted the position of General Manager EMEA. As a result of Ivalua’s increased focus on the rapidly growing American market and due to the recent winning of several major projects, David Khuat-Duy, President and Chairman of Ivalua, will soon relocate to Ivalua, Inc., the Group’s American subsidiary based in California.
Since its creation in 2000, Ivalua has shown steady growth. The company currently counts nearly 110 employees in Europe and the United States and recorded a twenty-percent increase in sales in 2012, for a total turnover of 8.7 million euros.
“Ivalua continues to move forward each year, and our goals are ambitious. From this point of view, it is important for me to join Ivalua, Inc., to take on new challenges,” states David Khuat-Duy. “I have full confidence in Gérard Dahan’s ability to take over. Ever since his arrival at Ivalua, he has demonstrated outstanding professionalism and a solid sense of management.”
When he joined Ivalua in 2010, Gérard Dahan first held the position of Marketing and Communication Director and was soon promoted to the position of VP Marketing, Communication and Customer Care. He will now become General Manager EMEA for Ivalua.
According to Gérard Dahan, “The European market offers us some exciting possibilities, so it’s essential for us to develop a broader presence in Europe. I am extremely honored by the Executive Committee’s confidence in me and plan to lose no time in working to meet this ambitious challenge.”.
A graduate of the University of Paris at Nanterre, Gérard Dahan acquired thorough experience in meeting the daily challenges of purchasing departments during his early career. In the 2000s, he dedicated himself in particular to building solid expertise in the area of Spend Management solutions.